Saturday December 7th, 2013
Kid Christmas list.
They know what they want. Photo by Ryan Gibson.
Kanye vs. Creative Director.
Useless stock photos.
Delivery by Drone.
Stage of mind.
Create your own wonderland. Photo by Roy Ritchie.
Plantable wrapping paper.
Professional finger painting.
Winnie Au shoots for L’Arco Baleno, Refinery 29 and GQ.
Jared Soares featured on Photo District News.
Zachary Bako featured in The Wall Street Journal.
Adam Lerner shoots Izod Gift Guide.
Greg Ceo featured on Daily Candy.
Wynn Myers shoots look book for Kelly Wynne.
Friday August 9th, 2013
By Liz Ream
When a photographer gets a call from a client requesting services at a professional sporting event, that photographer probably assumes that they’ll be shooting athletes. I know I would.
So, when Ryan Gibson was contacted by Atlanta Magazine regarding a shoot at the final home game of the Silverbacks, a professional soccer team based in Atlanta, it probably came as a bit of a surprise when he was told that his focus would not be on the athletes, but the fans.
Ryan was asked to shoot one fan club in particular: “The Ultras,” a club so intense that the members incorporate pyrotechnics into their celebrations, which is not uncommon among avid soccer fans. Ryan was to capture not only action photos during the game, but a staged shoot directly following it, showing a standard celebration by the soccer enthusiasts. Being a big sports fan himself, Ryan gladly accepted the assignment.
After getting clearance from the Silverbacks’ public relations team for access to the field, and contacting the fan club regarding the project, Ryan soon learned that the club members were not too keen on the idea of a photographer distracting them from the beautiful game, saying:
They’re a very serious and intense group of fans and weren’t really liking the idea of staging a shot after the match. I assured them that it wouldn’t be cheesy or fake looking and they timidly agreed to do it. When I got to the stadium and introduced myself to the President of the fan club I still got the feeling that they weren’t 100% convinced that it was a good idea but they were still on board… for the time being.
Ryan was informed prior to the shoot that he would not be able to use any lighting gear during the match itself, so he showed up beforehand to assess the situation and figure out logistics. He caught some action shots during the game, and once the final whistle blew, quickly began hauling lighting gear into the stadium for the post game shoot.
The catch? The Silverbacks had lost the match. Not so good for Ryan’s master plan of staging a celebratory photo…
These guys WERE NOT HAPPY! They are such hard core, intense fans –when the Silverbacks lost you would’ve thought that someone had just attacked their mother…the majority of them had stormed off to confront one of the fan clubs of the opposing team.
Ryan was 95% sure the shoot was not going to happen directly following the game, but thankfully The Ultras pulled it together and reconvened for the shoot.
Ryan is happy with how the photos turned out, saying that “the fan club did not disappoint!”
The story was published in the most recent issue of Atlanta Magazine, and has sparked interest in a more in depth project on The Ultras. Stay tuned!
View more of Ryan’s work at ryangibsonphotography.com
Saturday April 20th, 2013
Today’s Chicago Woman
Friday April 19th, 2013
7 billion people.
Sports balls replaced with cats.
Behind the scenes monster movie photos…
…and the monster who shot the photos. Photo by Roger Hagadone
Michael Bolton makes everything juicy.
Photographic meditations on the paintings of Edward Hopper (nsfw).
First look at Google Glass.
Soon we’ll all look as cool as this dude. Photo by Ryan Gibson
Photographer escapes Afghan insurgents after months in captivity.
What happens when astronauts cry.
Do we need a new Documerica?
Exploring human-animal relationships.
Some are odder than others. Photo by Ross Brown